What can we do? How do we ensure that we are not being consumed by the deadly sin of pride?
1) Can I be alone with myself – do I pray regularly and go off to be alone with God?
2) Go to confession regularly – Why Jesus set it up this way – GOOD TO SAY IT OUT LOUD!
3) Do I bend Church teachings to me or do I bend my will to Church and Scriptural teachings?
4) Ask for others to evaluate you regularly with honest feedback
5) Spiritual direction
6) Our lady of humility
7) Worship – the Mass – is a statement and reminder that we are not God – the desert fathers were early Christians who fled to the desert to live a life of prayer – regular battle – Devil had no knees
8) Live integrally – Jesus on the Apostle Nathanael: “here is a true Israelite. There is no duplicity in him”